Fort Valley Community Gathers to Remember 9/11

Tools
  • Print
  • 0 Comments

Created:

Updated: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 07:43:52 EST

Hundreds gathered at Fort Valley State University Wednesday to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania 12 years ago.    

A memorial was held inside the Pettigrew Center on campus. Keynote speaker, Retired U.S. Army Major General Charles M. Hood, Jr. called for people to not just acknowledge the day but remember it in his speech. He said people need to understand the new safety measures in place now because of the tragic day.

“It’s a concern and I’m frustrated sometimes when people complain about what's happening at the airports about going through security,” Hood said.

He also addressed how people need to stay united years after tragic events like 9/11 happen

"We respond in a time of an emergency and then we forget and we fade off back to our comfort zone," he said.

After Hood’s speech, members of the FVSU marching band lead people to the unveiling of USA Square. It’s the newest addition to the campus and school officials said its part of the global community the university plans to build on campus.

What's on WGXA

What's On Now

6:00 AM - The Insider

What's On Next

6:30 AM - Entertainment Tonight

Tonight

8:00 PM Sleepy Hollow

9:00 PM Bones

10:00 PM WGXA News @ 10pm

What's On Now

5:30 AM - WGXA Morning News

What's On Next

7:00 AM - Good Morning America

Tonight

8:00 PM The Quest

9:00 PM Rookie Blue